Posts Tagged ‘plumber’

Lean Over: The Photo of a “Female Plumber” That Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Want You to See

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Let’s see here:

“When a friend of Sheryl Sandberg’s was looking for a stock image of a female plumber, all she found online were women posing in lingerie and clutching wrenches.”

Mmmm. What if I tried to find stock images of a “female plumber?” Here, take a look, no foolsies.

Well, wrenches, sure, that’s the whole point. Holding a plumber’s wrench = plumber, right?

But “posing in lingerie?” Not so much.

In fact not at all! But this one is close, I ‘spose:

Gentle Reader, I’ll make the impolite suggestion that billionaire* Sheryl Sandberg’s conveniently-unidentified millionaire* friend doesn’t know what she* is doing when she hunts for images online.

Why not sell books and lead by NOT (re)telling lies/stories that don’t add up?

END OF LINE.

*Prolly.

Ah, the 351 California Building: Erupting Office-Worker Poo onto the Sidewalk of Sansome on a Daily Basis

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Here’s some background and now let’s have an update.

San Francisco’s Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea of poo:

Stepping over and on raw sewage, on a daily basis:

Is this rainwater? You wish. It’s the accumulated sewage from the previous eruption. Most of the time this area is wet:

Oh well.

The Poo Problems of 351 California Street – Why Does Raw Sewage Erupt on the Sidewalk Here all the Time?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

This is the sidewalk of Sansome betwixt Pine and California near our tony Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The vent you see on the right regularly overflows with stinky raw sewage.

Why does that happen?

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And stuff that looks like toilet paper, is toilet paper, Gentle Reader.

And this is the same thing on Clayton near the 94117 Post Office:

But in this location, this condition doesn’t seem to be a regular thing.

The problem near the corner of California and Sansome near the new CVS in the Financh is ongoing.

It’s chronic.

Oh well.

The Somewhat-Racist Italian Flag Light-Pole Stickers of North Beach and What One Chinese Dude Did About Them Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

One thing that me and our local real estate cabal agree upon is the sanctity of Broadway as a neighborhood dividing line on the east si-iiiide of San Francisco.

So I’ll admit that any area above B’Way isn’t a part of Chinatown. Fine.

But, you know, Chinese/Asian businesses started a foothold in North Beach proper, above B’Way, back in the day and certain people didn’t like it, not one bit.

So, these Italian light pole flags started going up a few decades ago as a response to the encroachment, the Asian Invasion. Take a look below.

Now I’ll tell you, one person who didn’t cotton to these flags was furniture store owner Ed Yee. You see, he preferred American flags. Read all about his campaign against colori italiani in this bit by Ilene Lelchuk from all the way back in aught-two. Ed’s windmill-tilting even made the Fox News back then.

But, after some blowback from people like Louis Calabro of the “European American Issues Forum“ the City Family came down on Ed so his campaign to put up American flags on the Italian poles ended.

Count them, go ahead. These things are all over the place:

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Oh well.

Back in the 1800′s, people in North Beach would throw rocks at Chinese and Chinese Americans who ventured north of Broadway. You know, to send a message about who belongs where.

These days, we “defend” the Italian-ness, the whiteness of North Beach in a different way.

O.K. fine.

But I don’t approve.

We ought to take all these stickers down.

In closing:

“It’s a visual and therefore a visceral betrayal. Stop it!”

John Malkovich, Transformers III: Dark of the Moon

1/1000th of a Second in the Western Addition: Hamilton Pool & Rec Center Lets You Play Mario Brothers IRL

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Thusly:

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And thusly:

Now you kids are too young to remember, but the Pool at Ham Rec is just like the Mario Bros. arcade game, from 1983:

Good times…

In this game, Mario is portrayed as an Italian-American plumber who, along with his brother Luigi, has to defeat creatures that have been coming from the sewers below New York. The gameplay focuses on Mario’s extermination of pests in the sewers by flipping them on their backs and kicking them away.”

These Official San Francisco Italian Flags Tell Chinatown to Stay the Hell Out of North Beach

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

One thing that me and our local real estate cabal agree upon is the sanctity of Broadway as a neighborhood dividing line on the east si-iiiide of San Francisco. We would never consider any area above B’Way as being a part of Chinatown, right? But Chinese/Asian businesses started a foothold in North Beach back in the day and some people didn’t like it, not one bit.

So, these Italian light pole flags started going up a few decades back as a response to the encroachment, the Asian Invasion. See?

I’ll tell you, a person who didn’t cotton to these flags was furniture store owner Ed Yee. You see, he preferred American flags. Read all about his campaign against colori italiani in this bit by Ilene Lelchuk from all the way back in aught-two. Ed’s windmill-tilting even made the Fox News back then.

But, after some blowback from people like Louis Calabro of the “European American Issues Forum,” Ed got fined and, well, nowadays, it looks like his campaign to put up American flags on the Italian poles has ended. Oh well.

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Back in the day, back in the 1800′s, people in North Beach would throw rocks at Chinese and Chinese Americans who ventured north of Broadway. These days, we “defend” the Italian-ness, the whiteness of North Beach in a different way.

O.K. fine.